Hugo Award-winner Mary Robinette Kowal’s Regency romance fantasy series, The Glamourist Histories, chronicle the adventures of Jane Ellsworth. Gifted with the magical ability to cast glamours, she and her husband travel Europe and become embroiled in intrigues.
“Readers will be disappointed only when they finish this enchanting story, which is suffused with genteel charm…With the grace of Sense and Sensibility, a touch of classic fairy tale magic, and an action-packed ending, this debut novel by an award-winning fantasy short story writer will appeal to fans of Jane Austen, Jane Yolen, Patricia Wrede, Susannah Clarke, and even Jasper Fforde.”—Library Journal, on Shades of Milk and Honey
Glamourist Histories (Volume 3)
Mary Robinette Kowal
Another fine example of exactly the sort of novel we would expect from Jane Austen if she wrote fantastical fiction--this one similar to Austen's Emma set against the Luddite Uprising in the Year Without a Summer--from up-and-coming fantasist Mary Robinette Kowal.
MARY ROBINETTE KOWAL was the 2008 recipient of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and a Hugo winner for her story “For Want of a Nail.” Her short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Asimov’s, and several Year’s Best anthologies. She also writes the Glamourist History series, which began with Shades of Milk and Honey. A professional puppeteer and voice actor, she spent five years touring nationally with puppet theaters. She lives in Chicago with her husband Rob and many manual typewriters.